Kyiv (Times Of Ocean)- Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has claimed that phosphorus bombs had been used in the latest wave of attacks on his country, telling NATO leaders in Brussels that “people, including children, were killed.”
“Europe is going through a war, every day of which is full of war crimes of Russian troops,” Zelenskyy said, according to an NBC News translation. “This morning, I received information that Russian troops had used phosphorus bombs against civilians in Ukraine.”
The Ukrainian president did not provide evidence in his address, and the Pentagon was unable to confirm his claims when NBC News contacted them. Three U.S. defense officials also said they had trouble verifying the claims without U.S. personnel on the ground.
The use of white phosphorus bombs would add a disturbing new dimension to Russia’s military assault on Ukraine, if true. Listed below is a general overview of their destructive potential.